Parents' Guide to

Spider-Man: Edge of Time

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fight as two different web-slingers in time-travel romp.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Great Game - 3DS Review

This is one of the best spider-man games that I have ever played. It has a great storyline that just sucks you in from the moment you start playing. However, the version for the 3DS can get repetitive at times in having you to defeat all the enemies before you can get to the next room. Their is some mild language in this game but it is not frequently used. One area of concern for parents wanting to buy the 3DS version of this game for kids is that the Black Cat is very immodestly dressed and is offensive to some people. I know it is for me. However, the black cat is only in two seens and does not have that much of a role in the game. It is also important to note that Peter Parker is dating Mary Jane in this game and he tries to kiss Black Cat after you beat her the second time she appears. Overall, this is a great game that is worth buying for the 3DS.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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While Spider-Man: Edge of Time presents an interesting concept about time travel, the execution is just so-so. This single-player game has a few exciting moments and enjoys high-quality production (including sharp graphics and solid voice-acting), but the story is convoluted, environments are bland, and most enemies don't pose much of a challenge. Sure, the controls are responsive while engaging in combat against thugs, cyborgs, and mutant baddies, and the repertoire of moves between both Spideys adds some variety, but once you play for an hour or two the action grows repetitive. Plus, there aren't that many boss battles to look forward to either. For an 8- to 10-hour campaign -- with little incentive to play again and no multiplayer support –- it's hard to recommend this game as $60 purchase. Instead, Spider-Man fans should rent it for a couple of bucks over a weekend. A better gaming pick is last year's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.

Note: The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are the same, while the Nintendo Wii game has a different control scheme and doesn't offer HD graphics.

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